IOM Regional Office Brussels

IOM’s Regional Office for the EEA, the European Union and NATO pursues the well-being of migrants and societies through a rights-based approach to the governance of human mobility, to, from and within the region, which is coherent, holistic and balanced.

The Regional Office acts as IOM’s liaison and coordination office to the European Union and NATO and other key Brussels-based stakeholders. We support our 28 IOM Country Offices in the region and IOM Offices worldwide on EU-related policy, programmes, legislation and cooperation and resource management.

Our work is guided by IOM's Migration Governance Framework’s (MiGOF) principles and objectives which aim to facilitate orderly, safe, regular and responsible migration and mobility of people through planned and well-managed migration policies.

We engage in a broad range of areas at the regional and global level, as depicted in our work.

The Regional Office is also engaged in project implementation of centralized projects such as the EU Readmission Capacity Building Facility (EURCAP), the ACP-EU Migration Action, Mainstreaming Migration into International Cooperation and Development, and EU Election Support missions. We also host the Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Section.

Partnerships

We are working towards

IOM's Migration Governance Framework’s (MiGOF)

Migrant women engaged in livelihoods activities

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons 2019

Geneva — The images are unforgettable. Desperate families in sweltering shipping containers and rickety boats. Bodies washed up on shores and beaches following failed voyages. Human beings scarred and broken from years of abuse and exploitation.

Indeed, we are shattered by tales of violence and predation by those willing to exploit the desperate for their own personal gain. Our consciences are shaken with the realization that children are at risk of irreparable damage—even death—simply because their families are trying to improve their futures.